In looking and reading last night, I came across a simple recipe that seems to contradict other information I also read somewhere..
Its just karo and powdered sugar..
BOTH, of which I remember distinctly reading were NOT good for bees.. IIRC something to do with ingredients the bees could not metabolize???
ANYHOW.. this recipe CLAIMS that the new Karo, that has 0% Fructose Corn syrup, and Powdered sugar, that has ONLY corn starch and pure cane sugar in it (NO beet sugar) is one of the best emergency foods you could use..
Simply mix a small amount of Karo into the powdered sugar until you can form a patty between to sheets of thin wax paper... (Alternately news paper)
If you do not want Corn starch (which supposedly has no effect on bees) you can make your own powdered sugar in the blender...
I have both in the pantry, so I looked...
KARO Ingredients. Corn syrup, Salt, Vanilla
Corn syrup is different from High Fructose Corn syrup I assume... But, if the commercial beeks are using High Fructose Corn syrup, what difference would it make if KARO had it in there or not?
Anyhow.. I have killed enough bees with my experimentation, I'll not be doing it again, but it would be nice to know if this sugar patty would be safe in an emergency situation, as I always have five or six bottles of Karo and plenty of sugar, powdered and granulated.